Tag: History

The Legend & Lesson of St. Valentine

Roses are red. Violets are blue.Stuff about Valentine, We wish we knew. All we can say for sure is that there was indeed a pastor named Valentine who became a martyr around AD 270. Beyond that, it’s legend and conjecture. But where facts a...

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Serving Christ

The year was 1989, and I was a freshman in high school. In fact, I was in high school this one particular day, only I was sitting at a lone desk in an empty hallway because, once again, my behavior had gotten me kicked out of class—bu...

Isobel Kuhn: Memories of a Lisu Church Family in China

"'Pebbles in a brook polish one another'"—thank God for the pebbles of His Lisu Church." So wrote Isobel Kuhn, who with her husband John spent more than 20 years in China and Thailand as China Inland Mission missionaries, specifically...

Where Did the Pope Come From?

Where did the Pope come from? How did he become so important? These are questions many people ask today. While the history of the Papacy in Rome is long and complex, as with most things it did not start out that way. In a previous article ...

Lessons from History: How to Avoid Christian Self-Promotion

International relations. What a mess. What a picture of unregenerate human relations on a diplomatic scale. And yet nations have gone to great lengths to keep the peace with sometimes honorable results. We celebrate national holidays, remem...

Christmas Truce: The Day World War I Stopped

There are acts of unplanned kindness that break through the humdrum of daily existence and shine a new sense of light. Infused with grace, these unexpected gifts have the power to change the course of someone’s day or even become a life mom...